May 2007: Hybrid DSP launch 4DSP’s off-the-shelf unique new digitizer (ADCs) and waveform generator range (DAC). The range features 125MHz, 210MHz and 1GHz digitizers plus two DACs at 125MHz and 1GHz. These devices feature a great deal of flexibility and importantly can send data over Serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP) on optical fiber of up to 150 meters with a bandwidth of up to 1GB / second. This permits data to be offloaded directly to a storage system such as Hybrid DSP’s own DHSDR-A.
April 2007: Hybrid DSP received a contract to upgrade their storage solution for a large military contractor. The upgrade builds upon the work delivered earlier this year and includes the ability to record slow rate data such as metrics arriving over Ethernet in parallel with the high speed digitized data.
March 2007: FM481 PMC/XMC module officially released. This is a single FPGA version of the FM482 and thus ideally suited for high speed, long distance data transfer by virtue of four optical transceivers. Optical fiber of up to 150 meters can be used to directly link to another remote FM481, FM482 or an ADC or DAC (125MHz, 210MHz and 1GHz ADCs, 125MHz and 1GHz DACs).
February 2007: Windows and Linux software libraries developed for AD491 - a two channel 8-bit digitizer (ADC).
January 2007: Windows and Linux software libraries developed for soon to be released AD481 card - a high speed waveform generator (DAC) featuring two 14-bit channels running at up to 1000MHz.
December 2006: The FM480 Control Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) developed by Hybrid DSP is upgraded to automatically support all FM48x cards. The GUI utilizes the new FM48x library released in October.
November 2006: Hybrid DSP win contract to provide complete software for a high speed recorder / player destined for a large military project. The embedded solution runs on a 1.8GHz Pentium M single board computer attached to a 6U customer specific data I/O card and a SCSI adapter. Hybrid DSP used a customized Linux 2.6 operating system and a custom file system for stability and performance. Data input and output is to / from a separate data acquisition unit consisting of multiple digitizers and waveform generators. Client applications are easy to write using the supplied client API and a standard example GUI. Clients receive heartbeats from the server and configure and control all aspects of recording, playback and data retrieval as well as regular maintenance tasks such as formatting and defragmenting.
October 2006: To coincide with the launch of the high-end FM482 FPGA PMC/XMC module with two Virtex-4 FPGAs, Hybrid DSP have redesigned the software to provide a uniform interface for all FM48x cards when using the standard reference design for FPGA A (the FPGA containing the PCI interface). This one library can control any FM48x card - the user simply specifies the type of card as a string passed to the Open device function. This will simplify maintainability and the porting of host applications from one FM48x device to another.